Renewable Energy Microgrid to Power Oakland Conference

GreenBiz Group’s VERGE 19 conference and expo to once again be powered by renewable energy
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., June 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The VERGE 19 conference and expo will be powered by a fully functional, renewably powered microgrid, demonstrating the resilience and radical efficiency that is the essence of VERGE conferences.

VERGE 19, October 22-24 in Oakland, is the platform for companies, cities and communities accelerating the clean economy. The event convenes more than 3,000 leaders to explore scalable, cross-cutting solutions and to collaborate more effectively to advance them.

Why VMware’s Sustainability Team Reports to Its CTO


One of the first companies to make an explicit link between sustainability and innovation was Nike — when it promoted its former CSO, Hannah Jones, to lead the company’s business model incubator Valiant Labs in July.

Time to Fly: Our Picks for Fall 2018 Events

by Dave Armon, CMO, 3BL Media

The Great Recession a decade ago was generally a pretty turbulent period for American businesses, workers and consumers.

There is one thing I miss dearly, though, and it’s top of mind as I return to the office the day after a long Labor Day holiday to plan my fall travel schedule.

JetBlue knew that sales of airline seats plummet each year between Labor Day and Thanksgiving, with a little upsurge for the three-day Columbus Day weekend and the Jewish High Holidays. Otherwise, the fall is crickets for the U.S. airline industry.

GreenBiz Announces Advisory Board for Hawaii Clean Energy Conference

23 Thought Leaders and Key Stakeholders to Help Guide VERGE Hawaii 2018 Program
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OAKLAND, Cali., November 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ - GreenBiz Group has announced the advisory board for VERGE Hawaii 2018: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit, returning to Honolulu, Hawaii, June 12-14, 2018.

14 Finalists Announced for Silicon Valley Startup Pitch Competition

VERGE Accelerate contestants to pitch clean economy solutions before global audience
Press Release

OAKLAND, California, August 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ – GreenBiz Group announced today the 14 finalists for the VERGE Accelerate fast-pitch competition,  featuring innovative early-stage companies offering solutions to accelerate the clean economy. The finalists will present to a globally livestreamed audience on stage at the VERGE 17 conference and expo in Santa Clara, Calif., September 19-21.

15 Finalists Announced for Hawaii Startup Pitch Competition

VERGE Hawaii Accelerate to feature global startups accelerating a clean economy
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., May 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Fifteen clean-economy startups have been selected to advance to the final round of the VERGE Hawaii Accelerate fastpitch showcase.

VERGE Accelerate Announces 14 Finalists for September Fast-Pitch Competition

Startups to Pitch Sustainability Solutions Before Global Audience
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., August 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ - GreenBiz Group announced today the 14 finalists for the VERGE Accelerate fast-pitch competition, the most innovative early-stage companies offering solutions at the intersection of technology and sustainability. The finalists will present to a globally livestreamed audience at the VERGE 16 conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Sept. 19-22.

NRG Ex-CEO David Crane Named Editor at Large at GreenBiz Group

Visionary executive to write and speak on the future of clean energy
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., January 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - David Crane, until recently CEO of NRG Energy, has been named Editor at Large at GreenBiz Group, the media and events company focusing at the intersection of business, technology and innovation.

On the VERGE of Something Big

By Amanda Moore

For the second year in a row, I’ve attended a conference powered by an alternative energy microgrid. When you think of business conferences being “off the grid”, this isn’t usually what comes to mind. However, if you put sustainability and tech folks together in the Bay Area, thinking outside the box is encouraged, and going off the grid from a conference ballroom suddenly looks much different.

Innovators Large and Small Converge on San Jose to Explore Sustainability Solutions

VERGE event to operate on 100% renewably-powered microgrid
Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif., October 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ — GreenBiz Group’s annual flagship event, VERGE, will be taking over downtown San Jose October 26-29, a convergence of the world’s biggest companies, most innovative disruptors, cities, utilities and others to explore how technology can address the world’s most pressing challenges.


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